20th Century Fox’s “The Maze Runner: The Death Cure” has indefinitely shut down production for the foreseeable future due to leading man Dylan O’Brien’s injuries from an accident on set last month proving more severe than initially expected.
O’Brien was injured on March 18th while shooting the third and last film in the young-adult action-adventure trilogy. The actor was reportedly in a harness on top of a moving vehicle when he was pulled off the vehicle unexpectedly and hit by another vehicle. He was said to have scored “concussion, facial fracture and lacerations” in a report.
Production was shut down for a few weeks in order for the actor to recover, with the hope of resuming filming on May 9th. Now though, sources say that cast and crew have been sent home and a new start date will depend on O’Brien’s recovery and the ability to reassemble the large cast and crew.
O’Brien’s publicist Jennifer Allen says: “His injuries are very serious and he needs more time to recover”. Fox says in a statement: “The resumption of principal photography on Maze Runner: The Death Cure has been further delayed to allow Dylan O’Brien more time to fully recover from his injuries. We wish Dylan a speedy recovery and look forward to restarting production as soon as possible,” said a statement from Fox.
The film was slated for February 17th next year, it likely won’t meet that date now.